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  • How DUI laws changed under Act 24

    Jun 11, 2024

    Until 2003, drivers in Pennsylvania could have a blood alcohol content of up to .1 without breaking the law. When Act 24 was signed, however, the legal limit was lowered to .08. Several other changes were made to drunk driving laws that year. Three levels of drunk driving Act 24 set up a tiered approach to DUI charges that included three levels of intoxication: Level 1: General Impairment (.08 to .099) Level 2: High BAC...
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  • Facing a Felony DUI in Pennsylvania: Steps to Take After a Drunk Driving Accident

    Feb 15, 2024

    Facing a felony DUI charge in Pennsylvania is a serious and potentially life-altering situation. The legal consequences of such a charge can be severe, including substantial fines, imprisonment, and a lasting impact on one's personal and professional life. It's crucial for individuals involved in a drunk driving accident that could lead to a felony DUI charge to take immediate and informed actions to protect their rights and future. This blog post aims to guide you...
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  • Will a DUI Affect My Job?

    Aug 31, 2023

    Driving under the influence is a serious offense that can have devastating consequences. If you are facing DUI charges in Pennsylvania, you may be wondering how this will impact your job. While there is no straightforward answer to this question, there are some things you should know about how a DUI can affect your employment. In this blog post, we will explore the different ways in which a DUI can affect your job and what...
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  • The Real Consequences of a DUI in Pennsylvania

    Mar 30, 2023

    Driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs is a crime that carries severe consequences in Pennsylvania. Unsurprisingly, it’s one of the leading causes of crashes, injuries, and fatalities on the state’s roads. If you’re convicted of DUI in Pennsylvania, it could drastically affect your future opportunities in more ways than one you might not have expected. In this blog post, we’ll explore the real consequences of a DUI in Pennsylvania and why you should...
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  • Prepare for Holiday DUI Checkpoints

    Nov 22, 2021

    Accidents involving drinking and driving tend to increase during festive seasons. As we’re in the midst of the holidays now, planned DUI checkpoints can result in arrests for drivers who have a few too many celebratory drinks. Get the facts about Pennsylvania DUI checkpoints to understand your rights and responsibilities in this situation. What to expect At a DUI checkpoint, law enforcement sets up a roadblock to screen approaching drivers for signs of intoxication. The officer may...
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  • Possible Consequences of Drunk Driving in Pennsylvania

    Oct 25, 2021

    Pennsylvania has three categories of DUIs: General Impairment, High Rate and Highest Rate. General Impairment is when your BAC is between .08 and .10. High Rate is between .10 and .159, and Highest rate is above .159. When you refuse to take a chemical test, the judicial system automatically charges you with General Impairment but with penalties of the Highest Rate. DUI classes DUI classes are mandatory on your first and second offense of drunk driving...
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  • Can Officers Search Your Car at a Sobriety Checkpoint?

    Sep 14, 2021

    If you enjoy alcohol, you undoubtedly understand the importance of arranging a sober ride home after a night on the town. Still, life has an uncanny way of interfering with anyone’s good intentions. Even if you avoid the suspicion of a patrol officer, you may drive into a sobriety checkpoint. At sobriety checkpoints, officers stop a random sample of drivers to determine whether their blood alcohol concentrations are above Pennsylvania’s 0.08% legal limit. While you...
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